My name is Mike Schikora. This CD is much bigger in scope than anything I’ve taken on in the past and I need your help to pull it off.
Here's what is happening! Those years spent playing in late night writers nights, doing two and three set nights with my band in bars, clubs, in Nashville, CO and TX, are all beginning to pay off!
In 2011 I needed to do something different with my music that would help take it to the next level. I needed to do something that would get the attention my music deserves. So I decided to do a major music industry artist showcase! Last April I went to Nashville and performed my music in front of the music industry! It was a big success!
I caught the attention of Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie, the very talented, creative and successful husband and wife who are the vocal group Baillie & the Boys! Signed to RCA Records in the late 80’s, they had hit songs all over the charts and radio on up through the 90’s! Today they are still going strong producing, writing and performing!
Michael and Kathie listened to my music and feel I have what it takes as a songwriter and artist to take it to the next level! When they asked to work with me on my next CD project I immediately said yes and began what has to be so far one of the most incredible song writing and recording journeys I have ever been on to date! It was like the dam broke and all these songs, half written to new, just came pouring out. When I arrived in early June to begin working with them I had no idea what to expect. We recorded and wrote the entire time I was there, and let’s just say that I have never been in such an amazing creative environment to learn, grow and be challenged as an artist before. This session brought out a new artist in me, this new CD will be what I feel some of my best work and open a whole new musical world to me that I hope you all enjoy! I am very excited to continue throughout the summer as we create new music for my next project.
I have been lucky enough to fund the start of this project, but to keep it going I need your help. Being an “independent” artist really just means being “completely dependent” on your fan base as opposed to a major record label. I’ve had the incredible fortune of your love and support over the years and for that I am eternally grateful. I am now turning to you (my record label) to help me finish this project.
The money raised through this campaign will pay for studio time, musicians, engineering, mixing, mastering, and overall production. If we manage to surpass the original $5,000 goal, any extra pledges will go towards more songs on the CD, manufacturing, supporting a promotional campaign and touring.
Funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing! If this project doesn't reach its funding goal, I will not receive any funds.
n appreciation for your support with this project, I’m making some things available for the very first time exclusively to you. On my kickstarter page you can see all the levels of donation and the gifts available to people who pitch in. To see what some of the merchandise looks like please visit my website (www.mikeschikora.com) and click on the STORE page. There’s something for everyone whether you give a $1 or $1,000. All of it helps and all of it is appreciated.
Special thanks to Lila Turner, Mike Wurman and Rhianna Lederman for all your help with the video, logo and T-shirt design.
If you give as generously as you can I promise to give as generously in return and hopefully we all have a great time doing it!
With eternal gratitude,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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This pledge will guarantee you: *A sticker of my new MIKE SCHIKORA BAND logo mailed to you! (See www.mikeschikora.com/store for design pic)
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This pledge will guarantee you: *A sticker of my new MIKE SCHIKORA BAND logo. *A COPYof my 2nd CD "THIS COWBOY'S IN LOVE". *A CD Digital Download Card of my 1st CD "WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN", mailed to you! (CD Digital Download cards are the size of a business card that contain a link to cdbaby.com and a code that allows you to download the entire 12 songs onto your computer)
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This pledge will guarantee you: *A MIKE SCHIKORA BAND sticker. *A new MIKE SCHIKORA BAND t-shirt (see www.mikeschikora.com/store for design choice) *A signed pre-release copy of my new CD, mailed to you!
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This pledge will guarantee you: *A MIKE SCHIKORA BAND sticker. *A CD Digital Download Card of my 1st CD "WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN" *A copy of my 2nd CD "THIS COWBOY'S IN LOVE" *A new MIKE SCHIKORA BAND t-shirt (see www.mikeschikora.com/store for design choice) *A signed pre-release copy of my new CD, mailed to you!
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This pledge will guarantee you: *2 MIKE SCHIKORA BAND sticker *2 CD Digital Download Cards of my 1st CD "WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN" *2 copiesof my 2nd CD "THIS COWBOY'S IN LOVE" *2 new MIKE SCHIKORA BAND t-shirts (see www.mikeschikora.com/store for design choice) *2 signed pre-release copies of my new CD, mailed to you!
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GOLD MEMBER PLEDGE. *Available to first 5 pledges only. This pledge will guarantee you: *All of the above mentioned in $100.00 pledge PLUS a ONE HOUR acoustic concert at your home or event within one 1 hour travel distance from DALLAS.
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SILVER MEMBER PLEDGE. *Available to first 3 pledges only. This pledge will guarantee you: *All of the above mentioned in $100.00 pledge PLUS a TWO HOUR acoustic concert at your home or event within 3 hours travel distance from DALLAS.
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PLATINUM MEMBER PLEDGE. *Available to first 1 pledge only. This pledge will guarantee you: *All of the above mentioned in $100.00 pledge PLUS a TWO HOUR show with Mike & small combo at your home or event within 5 hours travel distance from DALLAS. *Spend the weekend with Mike at his barn with horses, get an english riding lesson or trailer your own overnight. Travel expenses not covered. *A special mention in the THANK YOU credits on the CD for being a PLATINUM pledge!
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